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Finds strength in her savings group
During the long war in Sri Lanka, many thousands of people were internally displaced. Many of them are traumatized by the war and when returning to their former homes they are often met by nothing. They have to start from scratch and this is especially hard for the young widows. Priyadharshini Ravindraraja is one of them.
Advocating for legal rights
Diakonia’ s partner organization Legal Status Network Foundation seeks collective action for the right to legal status for over 17000 persons that lost their registration more than ten years ago. The process involved misconduct of duty by officials in granting legal status. Diakonia is supporting the advocacy work for getting the rights to legal status back.
Working for better conditions - step by step
At first Kry Suntha wasn’t interested in joining the union – that would only cause problems he thought. But he learned more and now he's dedicated to the union work. After more than ten years of struggle - he and his comrades have more than doubled their income and have better job conditions.
Now the villagers know their rights
Imrana Parvin is the vice president of a watch group of a local government in northern Bangladesh: “We have power now. We know how to claim what we need and receive the entitled services. People respect us now". Read the story about the empowerment.
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